Buying Wine from Herzegovina
Visiting the Petijević Vineyard, Trebinje.
Visiting a Vineyard in Herzegovina - The Petijević Vineyard, Trebinje.
We spend time, twice a year, in Prčanj, on the banks of Boka Bay, near the town of Kotor in Montenegro.
We have travelled quite a few times now, but have never really realised that driving on the way there and back to Banja Luka, through the area, especially near Trebinje, that many vineyards are actually open to the public, in order to sample the fine wines from the region.
Well having found that we could, we decided to stop at the Petijević vineyard (near Trebinje), to sample and to buy their produce.
Sitting at the crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures, modern Bosnia & Herzegovina is producing some impressive wines.
You can find out more about the Petijević vineyard HERE and also see their youtube promo video HERE.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has two main wine producing regions: Northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The primary varietals of Herzegovina are the red, Blatina and white, Žilavka. There are other, smaller varietals such as the red, Vranac, which is grown much more in neighbouring Montenegro, but these two are by far and away the most common and well-crafted wines of the region.
Visiting the wine area of the region will see you driving through rocky and sometimes harsh landscapes, seeing emerald-coloured rivers and of course the many green vineyards dotting the countryside.
Increasing numbers of visitors are attracted to Herzegovina’s ‘Wine Route’ (vinska cesta), where numerous wineries are located in relatively close proximity to one another.
What wines do you prefer?
Have you ever been to Herzegovina?
It would be cool to hear your wine experiences and recommendations.